Posts tagged with 'Tortolero, Carlos'

Beyond the Rhetoric and Toward Real Change

Within the universe of cultural organizations in the U.S., the subject of ethnic, racial, generational and socio-economic 'diversity' remains a confusing, frustrating, and sometimes contentious topic. Misunderstandings and disagreements about diversity are especially common in conversations about how governing boards and staff are selected and how they work together, how audiences are served, and how choices about art programming are made. Although the word itself has become a commonplace in the arts, honest discussion about diversity presents opportunities for creating unrealistic expectations and for giving or taking offense.

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Arts Professionals Panel


  • Sylvia Chivaratanond - Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Gregory Sholette - Professor, School of the Art Institute
  • Carlos Tortolero - Founder and Executive Director, Mexican Fine Arts Museum
  • Felisia Wesson - General Counsel, Field Museum of Natural History

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